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While quarreling with Pakistan and China, India is picking up a fight with Russia

While quarreling with Pakistan and China, India is picking up a fight with Russia

By M.K.Bhadrakumar/Russia Insider An exclusive story in Times of India that India has made Russian projects to construct more nuclear power plants in India conditional on Moscow persuading Beijing to give up its opposition to India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group. India argues that sans NSG membership it will be constrained to settle for an indigenous nuclear energy program.. Working...

Tamils will soon ask Sri Lankan troops to quit Northern Province, says Chief Minister Wigneswaran

Tamils will soon ask Sri Lankan troops to quit Northern Province, says Chief Minister Wigneswaran

Colombo, May 18 (newsin.asia): The Chief Minister of Sri Lanka’s Tami-majority Northern Province, C.V.Wigneswaran, has said that the time is not far off when the Tamils will ask the Sri Lankan army, navy and air force, to quit the province. Addressing the public gathered in Mulliwaikkal in the Northern Province on Thursday to commemorate the “genocide” which took place there...

CPEC envisages Sino-Pak security mechanism with country-wide surveillance

CPEC envisages Sino-Pak security mechanism with country-wide surveillance

By P.K.Balachandran/www.southasianmonitor.com Colombo, May 16 : A joint security mechanism against terrorism, including a pervasive country-wide surveillance system, is a key feature of the agreement between China and Pakistan on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Dawn reported in an exclusive piece on Monday. The document says that the two countries will “jointly prevent and crack down on terrorist acts that...

India’s OBOR “debt” propaganda failed at Beijing summit

India’s OBOR “debt” propaganda failed at Beijing summit

By P.K.Balachandran/www.bdnews24.com After India warned developing countries which joined China’s global One Belt One Road or OBOR project that the scheme would cast an unbearable debt burden on their shoulders, China said India’s propaganda had no takers. Commenting on the Indian statement, the official Chinese newspaper, Global Times, said that even if India joins the OBOR, it will only be...

India isolates itself as the rest of Asia joins China’s OBOR summit

India isolates itself as the rest of Asia joins China’s OBOR summit

Colombo, May 16: By spurning China’s invitation to be part of the multi-billion dollar, multi-continental One Belt One Road (OBOR) project on an issue of “sovereignty” India has completely isolated itself from Asia, and even its immediate neighborhood, South Asia, over which it claims exclusive influence, writes P.K.Balachandran in www.southasianmonitor.com All countries of South Asia, except India’s fiefdom of Bhutan, attended...

Sri Lanka to get back GSP plus

GSP Plus to come into effect for Sri Lanka from May 19

Colombo, May 16 (NIA) - The European Union on Tuesday said Sri Lanka would get the GSP plus facility from May 19 after the European Commission raised no objections to re-granting the facility to the island country. Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Tung-Lai Margue told journalists here that the EU members...

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